A stylish wine cooler that takes cool to another level
The fusion of cool concrete and brutalist design aesthetics adds up to a sleek wine cooler with gravitas and style.
Created by industrial designer Francisco Corvi for US-based art, design and innovation group IntoConcrete, the Corvi is an elegant wine cooler and storage container with a refined faceted geometric design that keeps wine nice and cool, all the while looking strikingly modern.
Hand-crafted in the U.S. from soft concrete, a material developed in Sweden, the minimalist holder conveys beauty in a slender profile and feels soft to the touch.
Since the wine coolers are handmade, each boasts textural and surface variations that make each piece unique. Adding to their appeal is the fact that the concrete coolers cannot be mass-produced - each mould turns out one piece per day. It is this unhurried craftsmanship, plus its modern aesthetic, that adds to the cooler’s irresistible desirability.
Apart from its contemporary character, concrete is an ideal functional medium for retaining temperature for extended periods of time. Simply pre-chill the wine cooler in the freezer and take it out when it is called into action.
A stunning way to showcase any vintage collection, individual coolers can be stacked in an infinite array of designs to create that bespoke wine cellar feel.
Aesthetically and structurally built to withstand the test of time, here is a beautiful piece that is elegantly modern yet demonstrates a durable timelessness.
A convergence of stylish aesthetics and utilitarian design
Often, a step stool is a purely functional piece of equipment that is stowed away or thrust into a dark corner when not in use.
The beautiful Lucano step stool transforms an ordinary household tool into a slim and graceful work of art that one will never have to hide away. Created by the experimental design lab Metaphys and Hasegawa Kogyo Co., the top manufacturer of ladders and scaffolding in Japan since 1956, this exceptional ladder has received many design accolades, including the Red Dot Design, Good Design and JIDA Design Museum selection awards.
Sturdy yet visually pleasing, the lightweight step stool is streamlined and reduced to only the essentials. It exudes a stylishly modern appearance, achieved through the use of only formally matched triangular elements for the legs and steps.
The beauty is in the details when it comes to this meticulously designed step stool. Expertly engineered, it is finished with a durable powder-coated finish, smooth aluminium and steel. From the secure safety latch and non-skid feet, to wide steps with integrated grooves for tread, each and every detail is thoughtfully considered. Even the fastening screws are invisible. Besides, it can stand on its own without having to lean against a wall.
Putting a much-needed dose of style into the domestic stool, this timelessly elegant step stool is a must-have for anyone’s modern home interior.